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VS Code Remote Development — Starting Guide

Why and how to start working in VS Code remotely

VS Code Remote Development — Starting Guide
VS Code Remote Development — Starting Guide
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Why do we need it?

The remote development capability in Visual Studio Code is the ability to use a container, remote computer, or Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as a complete development environment. In this case, the whole process is divided into two parts: the client part of the application is launched on the local computer, and the VS Code server is almost anywhere. The Remote Development Extension Kit includes three extensions. The following three articles will help you explore each of them in more detail:

  • Remote — Containers — working with a sandboxed set of tools or containerized applications within a container (or ported into a container).
  • Remote — WSL — Application development in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
    Let me give you a concrete example. Let’s say you need to develop an application in some language, but your computer does not have the language itself, no SDK, or the necessary tools.
git clone https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode-remote-try-rust
C:\github> git clone https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode-remote-try-rust   
Cloning into 'vscode-remote-try-rust'...
Unpacking objects: 100% (38/38), done.
C:\github> cd .\vscode-remote-try-rust\
C:\github\vscode-remote-try-rust [main =]> code-insiders .
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Bioinformatician at Oncobox Inc. (@oncobox). Research Associate at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (@mipt_eng).

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